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  1. Um, from scratch? The power went out shortly after my bread machine finished making the dough. I've got some chilling in my garage, I'll try cooking one in a smaller pan on a trivet inside the cast iron Dutch oven tommorow. Currently debating having some water in the bottom, but I'm worried it will make them too soft.
  2. So I burned the cinnamon rolls badly on the bottom. Couldn't use the trivet idea on the first batch because the rolls rose in the pan, but I have a good sized pan and metal trivet to try with the second half. I might try one at a time, just so I have more test subjects. The arterial road nearest us is closed for a stretch and there's pretty widespread outages. We're going to be stuck with no school for another day or two, I think.
  3. In today's food experiment, baking cinnamon rolls with just a cast iron pot and gas stove top. (Oven requires electricity to regulate temps.) I think this can be done, but I'm going to have to be careful not to burn the bottom. If I could control the snow it wouldn't still be snowing here!
  4. Brainweasles suck, hopefully you can have a distracting evening and decent news tomorrow. Shall I send cookies? I'm stuck in my house with a kitchen full of flour, sugar and butter....
  5. I just love this entire project! So much fun and you really nailed the look of the characters.
  6. So much this! You did a Good Thing @Thoramel and I hope your back feels better soon! Tons of snow here, fortunately I braved the insane lines at the grocery store yesterday so I'm fine staying home for the week if need be. I really hope that the kids get at least a few days of school this week, though... Sometimes I hate living in the convergence zone.
  7. The other reason for splitting files was that if you were likely to get an error part way through, you only had to re-download one piece, not the whole thing. Or if you, say, wanted to be able to use your phone once in a while and the whole file was going to take multiple hours to download.
  8. I'm in the "sorry it's not done yet" group, but finally making progress! Just needed to get the kids back at school so I can have some time to work without interruptions.
  9. Watching you sculpt things always makes me want to paint them! She's looking great!
  10. I had fun recently levelling up my paladin because her mount got to level up as well. Her mount had previously taken the Alertness feat, so this time I added Blind fighting. Combined with the standard warhorse scent ability and her mount is going to be better than most of the party at noticing and fighting hidden or invisible foes. This amuses me to no end.
  11. It is snowing. I was not emotionally prepared for this. Last year's snow was nicknamed "snowpocalypse" by all the local kids, which about summed up how it felt to have school closed for TWO WEEKS due to snow. They had to cram all those hours into the remaining days, which meant everyone was exhausted and cranky for the remaining months. Even the hint of snow in the forecast had everyone twitchy last week. Maybe if I hustle I can sneak in 20 minutes of painting before my appointments start... I'm going to need painting therapy this week, apparently.
  12. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope your day was great and the year ahead too!
  13. @WhiteWulfe, I thought Whyte Ave parking was always awful... Somehow hubby manages to sneak in a visit when he's in town. The game shop there usually has old D&D books that part him from his money. Once I even snagged a couple of very old MSP bottles that had taped-on labels!
  14. Phew! Salmon cooked for dinner, salmon flakes made for daughter's lunch onigiri. Her Japanese teacher thought it was hilarious that my super-pale, auburn-haired, Nordic daughter brings salmon onigiri for lunch when the teacher is bringing a peanut butter sandwich. Ah well, Scandinavians like salmon too!
  15. Yay for getting an appointment, hope you're feeling better soon regardless of whether it's awkward to explain at work. I'm glad to hear she's got a diagnosis. Hopefully there's at least some improvement sooner rather than later. Personally I found giving up coffee helped more than any single other change, tea is gentler on my stomach. Doubtless they've already told her that she isn't allowed to eat anything delicious.
  16. Not sure if that's more or less strange than my dream of my vehicle needing to be weighed by a large crane hoisting it 30' in the air. Such a long line of people waiting to get it done, too. Fortunately I was able to find the print button to get my report with my results.
  17. I'm starting to think that perhaps there are more mimics hiding as vehicles than previously thought. They're just stealthy about attacking us. Hope your face heals quickly.
  18. She could be, but wasn't she the Bonehenge faction mini last ReaperCon? Personally I see leaves more than flowers, although it wouldn't take much modification to remove the flowers and enhance the details to be more cat-like.
  19. As much as I'm not looking forward to Monday... I am looking forward to having some productive time to myself. My priority was going to be start painting but since I managed to knock off and break my glasses with the rear hatch of my minivan yesterday, getting new glasses quickly became my top priority. There's no knowing how long my epoxy repair job will hold. Fortunately my face only felt smashed, I must have just grazed my nose enough to hurt for a few hours. Honestly it hasn't been the greatest start to the new decade, things could improve any day now.
  20. Only "incomplete work", which all three daughters had, therefore I suspect they overloaded them deliberately. And naturally the one with the most work left undone accomplished the least over break, probably partly due to the sinus infection/broken elbow/medication change situation. High school can be a real grind.
  21. Ah the great march toward getting kids back at school after a two week break. No one is in a good mood today.
  22. #1 - My favorite memory is for both parents, from our trip to Norway. We drove there from Denmark, met up with my uncle's and stayed in a cabin near a tiny town. I got to watch my parents act like people, not just parents, which was a new thing for me. My dad was teasing his brothers, my mom was keen to go see all the Viking churches, it was great fun. #2 - I can hear my mother's voice every time I tell one of my kids to put on a sweater or a jacket. Doesn't stop me from saying it, though, it feels like the right mom thing to say.
  23. My son is the same way. Blood type O+, so they call and ask often. His iron dropped, so now he's taking a hiatus but those vampires keep regularly phoning...
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